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Astrospartus mediterraneus

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Astrospartus mediterraneus, 2019

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lexID:
12405 
AphiaID:
124963 
Scientific:
Astrospartus mediterraneus 
German:
Mittelmeer-Gorgonenhaupt 
English:
Mediterranean Basketstar 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Euryalida (Order) > Gorgonocephalidae (Family) > Astrospartus (Genus) > mediterraneus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Risso, ), 1826 
Occurrence:
Italy, Senegal, Mozambique, Morocco, Middelhavet, Nordlige Atlanterhav, Seychellerne, Spanien 
Sea depth:
50 - 800 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 80cm 
Food:
Plankton, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-12 19:26:47 

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Astrospartus mediterraneus (Risso, 1826)

Astrospartus mediterraneus has five arms, each branched. This basket star clings to the branches of gorgonians. Feeds at night. The body has a diameter of 8 cm, the opening arms 80 cm.

This basket star generally found on branches of Paramuricea clavata, Eunicella singularis or on sponges.

Synonymised names:
Astrospartus arborescens (L. Agassiz, 1839)
Euryale arborescens L. Agassiz, 1839 (synonym)
Euryale mediterraneus Risso, 1826 (synonym)
Gorgonocephalus arborescens (L. Agassiz, 1839)
Gorgonocephalus verrucosus Grube, 1840 (synonym)

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